Can you smell just what the FCC is cooking? We can alright, and the aroma of the Touchstone Audio Dock for the recently released HP Pre3 (in Europe) wafts through our noses. This accessory’s filing saw HP amend it, asking the FCC to test the 6MHz frequency band between the Pre3 (GSM) and the Touchstone Audio Dock.
It seems that 6MHz is a new frequency in the webOS environment, as the Touchstone will juice itself up over the frequency of 118.5KHz, which is at a relatively low frequency, although packing in enough punch to juice up the smartphone without any problems. The Touchstone Audio Dock which will also transmit at 6MHz seems to be a capability that has already been implemented into the Pre3.
To put it in a nutshell, the Touchstone Audio Dock is a next-generation inductive charger for HP webOS-powered smartphones, where it also doubles up as a Bluetooth audio transmitter.